In Jesus, You Are Loved
“Everyone who is called by My name…whom I have created for My glory, whom I have formed, even whom I have made.” Isaiah 43:7 (nasb)
I was reading from Denise Austin’s newest diet book, and I began to tell my children about our menu for the week. We were all going to follow Denise’s plan. It would be new and exciting!
They looked at me as if I were crazy. “Who’s Denise?” I showed them the picture of the fitness guru, flexing her abs in a two-piece bathing suit on the cover of the book. “This is who I’m going to look like. I’m going to eat like Denise so I can have a body like Denise.”“Good luck with that, Mommy.” Grace grinned at me. At age ten, she’s been around the block, and is old enough now to take my fitness experiments with a grain of salt.
“You scoff, but soon you will call me Mommy Denise.” My two younger kids were appalled.“I don’t want you to look like her,” Harper said. Adelaide chimed in. “Me neither Mommy! I like you for my mommy. Not Denise!”
FAITH STEP: Spend some time today meditating on the truth: In Jesus, you are loved. Valued. Accepted. You don’t have to be anything else except what He’s made you to be.
Written by Gwen Ford Faulkenberry